During the Franco-German War, two bomb shells fell close to a house near the scene of the conflict. The owner decided to keep them as a curiosity. After polishing them, he put them near his fireplace.
One day, he showed these interesting objects to a visiting acquaintance. His friend was suddenly struck by a very horrible thought. “What if they’re still loaded?”, he inquired in alarm. Being an expert in such matters, he quickly examined the shells. “Get them away from the heat of the fire immediately! They’re as deadly as the day they were made!”
Without realising it, his host had been in grave peril. Is this not similar to the situation of the great majority of people in the world today?
How many people in this world today refuse the gracious offer of the gospel and will not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ? They choose rather to enjoy the momentary pleasures of sin and remain ignorant of their impending doom.
There are many people in the world who fail to recognise that at any moment they may pass from this world and face everlasting punishment in hell away from the presence of the Lord.
Are you one of those foolish people who are travelling the broad path of destruction, or are you travelling the narrow road of salvation, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ?
2Thess. 1:6-9 “God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.”